To kick off a yearlong centennial celebration for its Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, NASA is hosting an educational panel at 11 a.m. EDT (1600 GMT) on the work done by the African American women of Langley's West Computing Unit, featuring NASA officials and director Ted Melfi from the upcoming film "Hidden Figures." You can watch the presentation live online here, courtesy of NASA TV.
- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden
- Film director Ted Melfi
- Octavia Spencer, who plays NASA mathematician Dorothy Vaughan in the movie
- Chief Historian Bill Barry, who consulted on the film
- NASA Modern Figure Julie Williams-Byrd, an electro-optics engineer for the Space Mission Analysis Branch at Langley
"This event will stream to schools across the country and air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website."